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March 20, 2001
Jefferson County school chief resigns By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town Jefferson County Schools Superintendent David W. Markoe resigned at the end of Tuesday night's regular Board of Education meeting, a move that appeared to take board members by surprise. Markoe did not mention any problems that might have prompted his resignation, which is effective April 30. Markoe read aloud a two-page letter highlighting achievements made in the school system during the four years he has been superintendent.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD and TRISH RUDDER | August 21, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Nearly 29,000 students are expected to be in class Monday for the first day of school in the Eastern Panhandle. Official head counts will not be known until October, but school administrators in Berkeley and Jefferson counties are projecting enrollment increases that range between 100 and 200 students. In Jefferson County, school district spokeswoman Gail Woods said the school system is expecting an enrollment increase of more than 130 over last year's total of 8,595.
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by DAVE McMILLION | December 23, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Some students in Jefferson County Schools may end up going to other schools in the county to offset crowded conditions in classrooms. In education circles, it's called redistricting. Jefferson County Superintendent of Schools R. Steven Nichols told the Jefferson County Board of Education last Tuesday night that he believes school officials are going to have to consider some redistricting proposals to offset crowding conditions in some schools.
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by DAVE McMILLION | April 6, 2004
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.VA. - Jefferson County Board of Education President Lori Stilley said Monday a complaint filed with the West Virginia Ethics Commission alleging she used her public position for private gain has been dismissed. Stilley said in a prepared statement the Ethics Commission "did not find probable cause" to believe a violation of the law occurred and ordered the complaint to be dismissed. Stilley said she was happy that the commission acted on the complaint in a timely manner.
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by DAVE McMILLION | May 4, 2006
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - Less than a week remains before the May 9 nonpartisan election for four seats on the Jefferson County Board of Education - a race that has attracted 11 candidates. No more than two people may serve from one magisterial district. Board members are paid $160 per meeting and with the exception of one seat that is up for grabs this year, the term for the job is four years. Jody Ebbitt, from the Shepherdstown district, is currently filling an unexpired term of former board member Jud Romine, but Ebbitt decided not to run for a two-year unexpired term of the position.
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BY DAVE McMILLION | May 22, 2002
charlestown@herald-mail.com CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - South Jefferson Elementary School has been named a Blue Ribbon school, the highest honor that can be bestowed on a school, school officials said Tuesday night. The school was informed last Friday that it had received the award. Principal Gretchen Van Camp and some of the school's staff will be honored during a banquet in Charleston, W.Va., on July 30. South Jefferson Elementary, located along Summit Point Road between Charles Town and Summit Point, is one of four schools across the state to get the award, said Van Camp.
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